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MINISINK VALLEY SCHOOLS CLOSED FOR PRESIDENTS DAY WEEKEND: FEB. 15-18

Posted February 13 at 1:25pm

Minisink Valley schools will be closed Friday, Feb. 15, through Monday, Feb. 18, in observance of Presidents Day. Classes will resume Tuesday, Feb. 19. 

MINISINK VALLEY WRESTLERS EARN THREE TITLES THIS SEASON; 'FAB FIVE' TO HEAD TO ALBANY FOR STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Posted February 13 at 3:57pm

Minisink Valley had a dominating performance in capturing the 2019 Section IX Tournament Championship, League Title and Team Duals Title!

 

 

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VALENTINE'S DAY PARENTS'-NIGHT-OUT BY JROTC

Posted February 13 at 12:05pm

Wishing you could plan a Valentine’s Day dinner just for two? If you have a child in grades 1-5, JROTC cadets can make it happen!

On Thursday, Feb. 14, they will be in the high school cafeteria from 6-9 p.m., ready to welcome and entertain your kid(s) with arts & crafts, face painting, tug-of-war, soccer, board games, and a movie! Admission is $10 per child.

Parents, please bring driver’s license and cell phone number. Children should eat a meal before getting dropped off.

EIGHTH GRADE PARENT NIGHT: TUE., FEB. 19, 6-8PM

Posted February 13 at 11:45am

The annual 8th Grade Parent Information Night will be held Tuesday, Feb. 19, 6-8 p.m., in the High School auditorium. (Snow date: Feb. 20.)

This meeting is designed to help parents of incoming 9th grade students learn about the scheduling process, requirements for graduation, and New York State diploma requirements. Bring any questions you may have about your child's 9th grade program. We hope to see you there. 

For more information about your child's transition to 9th grade, please visit the Counseling Center webpage and consult the 9th Grade Course Offerings, at the bottom of the page. If you have any questions, please call the Counseling Center with any questions at 845.355.5154.

LEGO ‘SIMPLE MACHINES’ ENRICHMENT PROGRAM OFFERS STEM LESSONS TO OTISVILLE ELEMENTARY STUDENTS

Posted February 13 at 11:15am

Otisville Elementary Assistant Principal Julia Downey’s January enrichment program, “LEGO Simple Machines” engaged students in investigating and understanding the operation of simple and compound machines found in everyday life using basic LEGO machine parts such as levers, axles, gears and pulleys.

 

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CONGRATULATIONS ATHLETES OF THE WEEK: VICTORIA BURGER AND RYAN PIETRASZKA

Posted February 11 at 11:45am

Victoria Burger – Senior Indoor – Track: Victoria has taken a leadership role in Minisink Valley’s indoor track program this season, setting personal records in the 800, 1000, and 1500-meter, and 1-mile races. She has also been the anchor for the 4x800 relay team. Victoria’s contributions to her school’s athletics programs extend to cross country and lacrosse. A member of the National Honor Society, she has been named to the high honor roll throughout her high school career.

Ryan Pietraszka – Senior – Boys Swimming: Ryan captured the gold medal in two recent events leading the Warriors to a first-place finish at the OCIAA Division 2 championship meet on Friday, Feb. 1. Ryan has been one of the top swimmers in the section throughout his career at Minisink Valley and will be sorely missed next year.

POPS CONCERT FOR HIGH SCHOOL BAND IS MONDAY, FEB. 11

Posted February 11 at 8:17am

Minisink Valley’s Pops Concert for High School Band is Monday, Feb. 11!

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GOOD LUCK! JUSTIN MITTS AND MATTHEW KNAPP TO PARTICIPATE IN GREATER NEW YORK AUTOMOTIVE DEALERS ASSOCIATION'S STATE COMPETITION ON FEB. 12

Posted February 8 at 10:27am

Minisink Valley High School seniors Justin Mitts and Matthew Knapp will participate in the Greater New York Automotive Dealers Association’s (GNYADA) State Competition on Feb. 12, as a result of their win at GNYADA’s regional contest in early January.

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OTISVILLE STUDENTS: OUR CUSTODIANS, OUR SUPERHEROES

Posted February 7 at 3:54pm

OTISVILLE STUDENTS showed their appreciation to their Custodians--their Superheroes--with creative posters, heartfelt thank-yous, and a few humorous moments. 

They made it clear that a sparkling-clean school is also about their health, safety, ability to learn—and school pride! And they know who they owe it all to! 

A special thank you to the school's PTO for organizing this important recognition and adding to the festivities with a Super-cake and gift-bags.  (Additional photos)

INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL 'KINDNESS AMBASSADORS' REINFORCE IMPORTANCE OF KINDNESS DURING 'GREAT KINDNESS CHALLENGE'

Posted February 7 at 2:34pm

Kudos to the Intermediate School’s “Kindness Ambassadors!

 

During last week’s “Great Kindness Challenge,” they visited elementary school classrooms and presented short lessons about the power of kindness to Minisink Valley’s littlest students.

 

 

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2019-2020 BUDGET DEVELOPMENT MEETINGS BEGIN FEB. 7

Posted February 7 at 8:00am

On Tuesday, May 21, 2019, Minisink Valley residents will vote on a budget proposal for the 2019-20 school year. The budget development process is open to the public and participation is encouraged. It involves budget proposal presentations to the Finance Committee of the Board of Education on program and service areas, leading up to the presentation of the district’s proposed budget.

The first of a series of public meetings will be held tonight, Thursday, Feb. 7 at 6:30 p.m., in the middle school auditorium, prior to the Board of Education meeting. Subsequent meetings will be held on the following dates: Feb. 21, March 7, and March 21 (final budget review). The Public Budget Hearing will be held on Thursday, May 9, at 7 p.m., in the middle school auditorium.

For more information, go to the Budget page at minsink.com.  


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